• Jerry Reese didn’t waste any time remaking the Giants. On Monday he cut three players, all starters, as part of a roster overhaul. While it is hard to argue with waiving Carlos Emmons, a disapointment in his time as a Giant, and LaVar Arrington, a great talent who could not stay healthy, the cut of Luke Petitgout is interesting.

    Petitgout was also injured last year, but he was the only guy on the roster who could play left tackle reasonably well. Considering the importance of the position and the lack of depth the Giants have there, they have a big hole to fill of their own creation. With Tiki Barber already gone, the Giants are missing two key pieces from their offense. Hopefully, Reese has some good ideas for the draft and free agency.

  • It didn’t take long for the Yankees’ contract stance with Bernie Williams to have a spillover effect. The great Mariano Rivera, the best closer of all time, is speculating that he will leave New York when his deal expires after the season.

    "Definitely, I want to finish my career here," Rivera said. "But if they don't give me the respect that I deserve, [if] I have to move on, I have to move on. The Yankees always give me respect. When it comes to these times, I don't like to talk about it."

    By respect, he means dollars and as great as he is, the Yankees would be foolish to give him an extension now because he is already 37. It would be smarter to wait until he finishes this year and assuming he performs as he has, extend his deal then.

    Jorge Posada is in a similar situation, so expect to hear something from him soon.

  • And Lance Armstrong plans to run in this year's ING NYC Marathon. Armstrong participated in his first marathon ever during last year's NYC Marathon: He ran with a Lance-cam on him during the whole race, finished in just under 3 hours, and said it was the toughest thing he'd ever done physically.